Some call it “The Great Realization”. Others refer to it as “The Great Resignation”. Whatever you want to call it, the COVID-19 pandemic has flipped the job market on its head. One of the most notable consequences of this shift is that adopting remote work as a permanent option may make more sense than ever.
Job Seekers Want Remote Jobs
The statistics bear it out: people are quitting their jobs in record numbers. If you wonder what their ideal job looks like, you don’t have to dig too deep to find out. According to the employment website Indeed, people searching for work are about twice as likely to look for remote jobs now than before the pandemic.
The information and statistics above have been widely circulated. This means that your competitors are aware of it and likely acting accordingly. If remote work becomes a standard option in your industry and you are slow to implement it, you may be putting yourself at a disadvantage.
The talent you attract is only as good as the conditions you offer. If your competitors offer more attractive conditions, job seekers will prioritize them over your company.
Access a Larger Talent Pool
In addition to the interest it generates among employees, remote work is also a smart strategy for employers. Adopting remote work means being able to access a larger talent pool. Being able to hire great employees regardless of where they are puts you in a better position to succeed and opens up almost endless possibilities for your organization.
More Tips and Ideas
From returning to the office after the pandemic to the right structure for your business and everything in between, these are some previous posts you can check out for more ideas on how to lead with confidence:
- Tips to win the war for talent
- How to use social media to grow your career
- 3 Tips to prevent and address employee burnout
- What is candidate ghosting and how to avoid it
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